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the biggest bee I've ever seen in the UK, it's body was at least 40mm long. Note weirdy black/white striped tail.

Am pleased with the release shot. Eat my shutter speed, puny bee wings.
12th Jul 2006, 18:55   | tags:,,,

Twiglet says:

In that last one, did you tell him to buzz off?

12th Jul 2006, 19:06

bfish says:

its wings look so tiny on it.
the third picture is super cool.

12th Jul 2006, 20:01

James says:

I had a close encounter with bee-zilla the other afternoon. It sounded like an electric strimmer was flying roudn the room. Collosal it was!

12th Jul 2006, 20:10

bfish says:

1/3200 s... wow!

12th Jul 2006, 20:17

mat says:

Camera tops out at 1/4000, but I was using a fast lens and it was pretty bright. If I'd had any sense, I'd have switched it to shutter priority..

12th Jul 2006, 20:20

bfish says:

yes-yes. I'm looking at the D50's specs now.

12th Jul 2006, 20:26

mat says:

you know you want one. :)

Ken Rockwell reckons they are one of the best digital cameras ever made, and I agree with him. Sure, you can get marginally better cameras if you spend a LOT, but nothing comes close to the D50 for the money.

12th Jul 2006, 20:30

Rhys says:

They are cool photographs.

If only I had the money for a camera... sigh.

12th Jul 2006, 20:57

ultraruby says:


That last picture is particularly lovely.

12th Jul 2006, 20:59

mat says:

I was lucky* enough to inherit some money a few months ago which bought mine. Otherwise I'd still be sighing wistfully too.

* Not sure lucky is the right word. The silver lining to the death of my grandfather. I'd rather he was still here, but as he's not, at least I have a nice camera. He would have approved.

12th Jul 2006, 21:00

Dhamaka says:

great shots

*shivers at idea of bee

sorry to hear about your grandfather, but pleased he would have approved of your purchase(s)

12th Jul 2006, 21:07

Rhys says:

Same. The money went to something you love.

12th Jul 2006, 21:10

mouseninja says:

that's an amazing picture dude.

13th Jul 2006, 00:41